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HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
40th PARLIAMENT, 3rd SESSION

Journals

No. 47

Friday, May 14, 2010

10:00 a.m.



Prayers
Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Paradis (Minister of Natural Resources), seconded by Mr. O'Connor (Minister of State), — That Bill C-15, An Act respecting civil liability and compensation for damage in case of a nuclear incident, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources.

The debate continued.

Statements By Members

Pursuant to Standing Order 31, Members made statements.

Oral Questions

Pursuant to Standing Order 30(5), the House proceeded to Oral Questions.

Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Nicholson (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada) laid upon the Table, — Copy of an agreement in principle between all parties concerning the Afghan detainee documents. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-403-10.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Cannon (Minister of Foreign Affairs) laid upon the Table, — Copy of the Agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of New Zealand on air transport, and Explanatory Memorandum, dated July 21, 2009. — Sessional Paper No. 8532-403-07.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Cannon (Minister of Foreign Affairs) laid upon the Table, — Copy of the Agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam on air transport, and Explanatory Memorandum, dated September 28, 2004. — Sessional Paper No. 8532-403-08.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Cannon (Minister of Foreign Affairs) laid upon the Table, — Copy of the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and the Republic of Panama, dated May 14, 2010. — Sessional Paper No. 8532-403-09.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Cannon (Minister of Foreign Affairs) laid upon the Table, — Copy of the Agreement on Labour Cooperation between Canada and the Republic of Panama, and Explanatory Memorandum, dated May 13, 2010. — Sessional Paper No. 8532-403-10.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Cannon (Minister of Foreign Affairs) laid upon the Table, — Copy of the Agreement on the Environment between Canada and the Republic of Panama, and Explanatory Memorandum, dated May 13, 2010. — Sessional Paper No. 8532-403-11.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Komarnicki (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development and to the Minister of Labour) laid upon the Table, — Document entitled "The National Child Benefit — Progress Report 2007". — Sessional Paper No. 8525-403-09.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Dykstra (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration) laid upon the Table, — Government responses, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8), to the following petitions:

— Nos. 403-0251 and 403-0279 concerning asbestos. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-43-02.


Introduction of Government Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Cannon (Minister of Foreign Affairs) for Mr. Ritz (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board), seconded by Mr. O'Connor (Minister of State), Bill C-27, An Act to amend the Canadian Wheat Board Act, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Proulx (Hull—Aylmer), from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the Tenth Report of the Committee (items to remain votable). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-403-58.

Pursuant to Standing Order 91.1(2), the report was deemed concurred in.


Mr. Rajotte (Edmonton—Leduc), from the Standing Committee on Finance, presented the First Report of the Committee (Bill C-9, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 4, 2010 and other measures, without amendment). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-403-59.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 10, 12 and 14 to 20) was tabled.


Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, in relation to its study of violence against Aboriginal women, six members of the Standing Committee on the Status of Women be authorized to travel to Resolute Bay and Iqaluit, Nunavut, Labrador City, Newfoundland and Labrador, La Tuque, Quebec and Fredericton, New Brunswick, in the spring-summer of 2010, that the Committee be authorized to permit the broadcasting of its proceedings and that the necessary staff accompany the Committee.


By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, in relation to its study of violence against Aboriginal women, six members of the Standing Committee on the Status of Women be authorized to travel to Brantford, Ontario and Québec City and Montréal, Quebec, in the spring-summer of 2010, that the Committee be authorized to permit the broadcasting of its proceedings and that the necessary staff accompany the Committee.


By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, in relation to its study of violence against Aboriginal women, six members of the Standing Committee on the Status of Women be authorized to travel to Maniwaki, Quebec, in the spring-summer of 2010 and that the necessary staff accompany the Committee.


By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, in relation to its study of the snow crab industry in Atlantic Canada and Quebec, eight members of the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans be authorized to travel to Percé, Grande-Rivière and Sainte-Thérèse-de-Gaspé, Quebec, Deer Lake and Benoit’s Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador, Sydney and Louisbourg, Nova Scotia and Moncton, New Brunswick, in the spring of 2010 and that the necessary staff accompany the Committee.


By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, in relation to its study of immigration as a development tool in official language minority communities, 12 members of the Standing Committee on Official Languages be authorized to travel to Ottawa, Ontario, in June of 2010, that the Committee be authorized to permit the broadcasting of its proceedings and that the necessary staff accompany the Committee.


By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practice of the House, when a motion to concur in the First Report of the Standing Committee on Official Languages, presented on Monday, April 19, 2010, is moved, a Member from each recognized party may speak for not more than ten minutes, following each speech, a period not exceeding five minutes shall be made available, if required, to allow Members to ask questions and comment briefly on matters relevant to the speech and to allow responses thereto, and after a Member from each of the recognized parties has spoken, or when no Member rises to speak, all questions necessary to dispose of the motion shall be deemed put and a recorded division deemed requested.


Presenting Petitions

Pursuant to Standing Order 36, petitions certified correct by the Clerk of Petitions were presented as follows:

— by Mr. Maloway (Elmwood—Transcona), one concerning the Employment Insurance Program (No. 403-0555) and one concerning foreign aid (No. 403-0556).

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Paradis (Minister of Natural Resources), seconded by Mr. O'Connor (Minister of State), — That Bill C-15, An Act respecting civil liability and compensation for damage in case of a nuclear incident, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources.

The debate continued.

Private Members' Business

At 1:30 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(6), the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

Ms. Cadman (Surrey North), seconded by Mr. Norlock (Northumberland—Quinte West), moved, — That the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security be instructed to undertake a review of the Criminal Records Act and report to the House within three months on how it could be strengthened to ensure that the National Parole Board puts the public’s safety first in all its decisions. (Private Members' Business M-514)

Debate arose thereon.

Pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), the Order was dropped to the bottom of the order of precedence on the Order Paper.

Returns and Reports Deposited with the Clerk of the House

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(1), papers deposited with the Clerk of the House were laid upon the Table as follows:

— by Mr. Clement (Minister of Industry) — Summaries of the Corporate Plan and the Operating and Capital Budget for 2010-2011 to 2014-2015 of the Business Development Bank of Canada, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-403-833-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

— by Ms. Finley (Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development) — Summaries of the Corporate Plan for 2010-2011 to 2014-2015 and the Operating and Capital Budgets for 2010-2011 of the Canada Employment Insurance Financing Board, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-403-868-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)

— by Mr. Prentice (Minister of the Environment) — Report on the operations under the Canada Water Act for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009, pursuant to the Canada Water Act, R.S. 1985, c. C-11, s. 38. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-403-363-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development)

— by Mr. Prentice (Minister of the Environment) — Report on the administration of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009, pursuant to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, S.C. 1999, c. 33, sbs. 342(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-403-601-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development)

— by Mr. Prentice (Minister of the Environment) — Report of the State of Protected Heritage Areas for 2009, pursuant to the Parks Canada Agency Act, S.C. 1998, c. 31, s. 31. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-403-741-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development)

— by Mr. Ritz (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board) — Reports of Farm Credit Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R. S. 1985, c. A-1 and P-21, sbs. 72(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8561-403-704-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

Adjournment

At 2:30 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until Tuesday, May 25, 2010, at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Orders 28(2) and 24(1).